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San Francisco Chamber Music Society Concert (pieces by Pauline Oliveros, Ramon Sender, Morton Subotnick, Robert Moran, Doulgas Leedy, Anthony Gnazzo and Charles Shere), 1976

Published November 15, 1976

San Francisco Chamber Music Society Concert from November 15, 1976. The most unconventional composers in the Bay Area at the time, presented on a series usually host to more conventional classical music. Imagine a fish aquarium with staff lines drawn on it. Now play the fish as they move up and down the scale in the bowl. You have the concept of this infamous work that, for a short time, became the talk of the town here in San Francisco.

Part I:
Ramon Sender: Tropical Fish Opera (1962)
Douglas Leedy: Quaderno Rosiniano (1965)
Charles Shere: Voi Lactee - Screen (1969) & Variations
Morton Subotnick: Play! No. 1 (1964)

Part II:
Robert Moran: Divertissement No. 1 (1967)
Anthony Gnazzo: Five-Part Invention (1972)
Pauline Oliveros: Pieces of Eight (1964 - rev. 1973)

Source Other Minds
Run time 1:30:20
Label / Recorded by KPFA


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Reviewer: bunnyman - - January 12, 2009
Subject: Wonderful!
A great recording of works I was just reading about in "The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde". Nice to be able to hear versions of these pieces (although recorded about 10 years after the Tape Center was over with).
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